I'm nearly finished. I almost gave up on this book. The first third of the story was very slow going for me, but dang if it didn't turn out to be a page turner afterall! My GI doctor told me today that she had the same problem with the story when she first read it -- so I'm glad to know it's not just me. And those Swedish names? Fuggeddaboudit. I have some kind of mental block when it comes to that many consonants run together in one word. I picked up the next one in the series, The Girl Who Played With Fire... or something like that... There was recently a PBS show about the author Steig Larsson... who is dead by the way. And SUPPOSEDLY his live-in girlfriend of umpteen years (who is on the outs with his family because he left no Will and the offer the made her was kinda insulting) kept his laptop, which SUPPOSEDLY has the makings of a fourth novel... supposedly.